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Think of your business as a sports team

Desautels Professor Karl Moore sits down with Mark Shapiro, CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays, to explore the blurred lines between running a sports team and a business.

Shapiro started as a cubicle dweller with no official job title and a low pay in his initial years in the sports industry.

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Published: 15 Jan 2018

A McGill degree will take you places

Director of the Desautels MBA Japan program Philip O’Neill (BA’87, MBA’03) talks to The Japan Times about the opportunities that having a McGill degree can provide.

“There are doors you don’t even know are there, and they will open. And if you let them open, you’ll be surprised”

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Published: 15 Jan 2018

Taking Ste-Catherine Street into the modern age

Montreal’s historic strip, Ste-Catherine Street, is undergoing four years of roadwork.

Charles de Brabant (BCom'83), Executive Director of the Bensadoun Retail Initiative comments on its implications in the retail industry.

Ste-Catherine has been a vital part of Montreal’s culture and identity, but since businesses have already been struggling, he sees Ste-Catherine as being stuck between two extremes.

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Published: 15 Jan 2018

Desautels MBA recognized for innovation in Canadian business education

As published by Business Because, the Desautels Faculty of Management is among the top five Canadian business schools that are leading innovation in their MBA programs.

“We have historically been working at the frontier of knowledge. The world just lives closer to that frontier today,” Dean Isabelle Bajeux comments.

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Published: 12 Jan 2018

Indigo’s survival in a competitive industry

Professor Karl Moore interviews CEO and Founder of Indigo Books to discuss Indigo’s business strategy and survival methods in a rapidly evolving and competitive industry.

Reisman discusses the challenges and successes faced over the years and reveals the strategy behind transforming Indigo stores into a cultural space, rather than a typical bookstore.

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Published: 12 Jan 2018

NAFTA’s withdrawal uncertainty and its consequences

Desautels Professor Karl Moore makes an appearance on BNN to comment on the possibility of the U.S. pulling out of NAFTA and offers his expert advice on business strategy for businesses if this were to prevail.

He discusses the consequences that this move may have on the world, including on Canada, as well as on free trade and business growth.

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Published: 12 Jan 2018

EMBA alumnus redefines strategic management

In a recent project management blog, François Tremblay (EMBA’17) explores the dynamics of project management and the various overlooked components of strategic management.

He discusses the importance of cross-functional leadership and the weaving together of strategy, operations and project management.

Read more about his perspective in this blog.

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Published: 12 Jan 2018

MBA alumna joins Onex to lead its Capital Market Efforts

As one of the most established and successful private equity firms, Onex announced Nehal Abdel Hakim (MBA’06) as Managing Director, Capital Markets in their New York office.

Hakim formerly worked with Morgan Stanley in the Global Capital Markets Group and was a member of Credit Suisse’s Financial Sponsors team.

Discover more in this news release. 

Published: 12 Jan 2018

Professor Moore reacts to 292% duties on CSeries aircraft

Desautels Professor Karl Moore joins BNN to share his instant reaction to Bombardier putting its faith in ITC after the U.S. slapped 292% duty on CSeries aircrafts.

Watch the BNN video to discover. 

Published: 12 Jan 2018

McGill alumnus’ future in the global food and beverage sector

In an article published by CRWE World, Phivida announces Desautels alumnus Jon David Silverman (BCom’61) as its new Chairman of the Advisory Board.

As the former Executive Vice President of Seagram’s global emerging markets division, Silverman has spent nearly forty years in the global food and beverage sector.

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Published: 12 Jan 2018

McGill alumnus on conquering the world, one accomplishment after another

Businessperson and Desautels alumnus, Kuok Khoon Hong (BCom'73) occupies the ninth position on Singapore’s 10 Richest People in 2017 list.

As a co-founder of Wilmar, one of the biggest palm oil producers in the world, Hong has established plantations in Asia and Africa.

Learn more about how Mr. Kuok earned his wealth. 

Published: 12 Jan 2018

Armstrong Building opens to students

Our new MBA & Masters building is named for Professor Donald E. Armstrong, PhD’54 (1925-2011).

The 48,666 sq. ft. expansion by EKM brings new dedicated teaching and learning spaces that benefit all in the Faculty.

While the building is open for students as of January 2018, the grand opening is slated for May 25-27.

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Published: 12 Jan 2018

Leadership in the midst of disruption and urgency

Professor Karl Moore interviews CEO and Secretary General of the Canadian Red Cross on leading with urgency through the worst situations.

After investing multiple years in community work and being involved with many health and social service committees, Conrad Sauvé reveals his leadership motivations and vision.

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Published: 12 Jan 2018

Applauding a Desautels alumnus’ excellence

Desautels alumnus Brett Hickey (BCom'02) has been recognized for the excellence his firm provided in financial services.

Brett Hickey is the CEO and Founder of Star Mountain Capital, an asset management firm. Not only is the firm well recognized, but Mr. Hickey is also a sought-after leader.

Discover the many accolades received by Star Mountain Capital, LLC and Brett Hickey for their extensive work to-date. 

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Published: 12 Jan 2018

Engaging Students with Food Industry and Community Stakeholders to Explore Innovation that Addresses Food Insecurity

By Nii Addy and Joëlle Rondeau

The McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE) and Impact Hub Montreal (IHM) supported Enactus McGill to o...

Published: 12 Jan 2018

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